Boynton Canyon Hike

Summary:  A hike in a canyon with nice red rock views

Challenge Level:  Moderate

Hiking Distance:  About 3 miles one way

Trailhead Directions:  From the "Y" (the intersection of Highway 179 and Highway 89A), drive towards Cottonwood 3 miles. Turn right on to Dry Creek Road. Stay on Dry Creek to the stop sign (about 3 miles) and turn left on to Boynton Canyon Road. Stay on Boynton Canyon to the next stop sign. Turn right on to Boynton Pass Road and the trailhead parking is about 0.1 mile on the right.

Description:  Located out Dry Creek Road, near the Enchantment Resort, Boynton Canyon is considered by many to be one of the major vortex spots. This hike is very popular with visitors to Sedona. We like it for the good red rock views. Once you hike past the Enchantment Resort, the trail and views are excellent. You'll see some nice Fall colors during the third week of October. One way, the hike is 3.2 miles, or 6.4 miles round trip. You won't feel alone on this hike as many hikers are on the trail.

Here is a link to a video from our November 2010 hike. The first part shows the vortex at the Boynton Vista (



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Here are photos from our February 2014 hike 


Here are photos from our October 2009 hike    

 Guest Photos:

David Butler provided the following photos 

Lou Camp took these photos on our October 2009 hike 

Tom Solon took these photos on our October 2009 hike 


For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have GPS data available for the hike which include "tracks," the route and waypoints.  

For detailed information on this hike, consider purchasing a copy of Great Sedona Hikes by clicking  HERE.

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Last Updated November 29, 2014
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